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KACE Express

Free inventory management for Windows systems. Save time by automating asset inventory management with KACE Express, a free version of the award-winning KACE Systems Management Appliance. With KACE Express, you can easily discover and maintain a complete software and hardware inventory for systems that run Microsoft Windows on x86 and x64 microprocessors, including laptops, desktops, servers and tablets.
KACE Express

Streamline management of Windows systems

If you manage an environment of Windows systems, the KACE Express virtual appliance can help you easily discover and maintain a complete software and hardware inventory, and manage system warranties.


Automated software and device discovery

Discover software and hardware configurations using managed agents for comprehensive network inventory

Out-of-the-box and custom reporting

Get more than 60 built-in reports and wizard-based tools for creating custom and ad hoc reports

Easy-to-read dashboard

Keep critical information at your fingertips with charts that summarize your inventory, warranties and updates

Fast deployment

Download and deploy the Express virtual appliance to your VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V environment in minutes

Easy maintenance

Reduce IT workload with a hardened and self-healing appliance that requires no dedicated support staff

Easy, in-place upgrade

Transition to KACE Systems Management Appliance without redeploying or losing inventory data or settings


Express can be installed on host systems that meet the following requirements:

  • Four or more vCPUs
  • 4GB
Network Interface
  • One Ethernet port
Available Disk Space
  • 500GB
Server and Operating System
  • 64-bit
Virtualization Infrastructure Requirements

For VMware installations:

  • VMware ESX/ESXi 6.5 or later
  • Open Virtualization Format (OVF) 1.0

For Microsoft Hyper-V installations:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V

Express can be used to manage Dell devices that meet the following operating system requirements. For additional specifications, see the operating system vendor’s documentation. The appliance imposes no additional requirements, and supports 32-bit and 64-bit architectures where applicable.

Operating systemDetails
Windows 8,8.1, and 10Professional, Enterprise
Windows 7Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate
Windows Server 2016Essentials, Standard1 , Datacenter*
(*Cannot be running in Server Core mode)
Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2Foundation, Essentials, Standard*, Datacenter*
(*Cannot be running in Server Core mode)
MacProfessional, Enterprise
MAC OS X10.10, 10.11, 10.12, 10.13
Linux Red Hat® Linux AS and ESVersions 6.x – 7.x, 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
UbuntuVersions 14.04, 16.04, 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
SUSE Linux Enterprise ServerVersions 11 - 12, 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
Raspbian Linux (on Raspberry Pi devices)Jessie, Stretch (Debian versions)

To access the Express Administrator Console and User Console web-based user interfaces, use a monitor with a screen resolution of at least 1280 pixels by 800 pixels and one of the following web browser applications.

Internet Explorer11.x or later
Microsoft Edge12.x or later
Firefox45.x or later
Safari7.x or later
Chrome49.x or later


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